Here's the news though: I finished The Girl's coat today! I showed it to her and asked her if it was pretty and she said, "It's bootiful." Hopefully she wears it!
Also, I am taking the second-level hand-piecing class at the local quilt shop. This is the result of the first class:
The pattern turned out to be a wee bit smaller than the other blocks for the class. That's why there is a white border.
And here is week two:
For some reason in class I really struggled with the curves. Once I got it home I suddenly was able to handle it. Go figure.
And my favorite, from week 3:
Next week we'll be finishing up class with a bit of applique and I think we'll also combine all four blocks into a small sampler. You might think the splash of blue makes no sense as it doesn't seem to match any of the other fabrics. Never fear--the setting blocks have that color in it.